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University of East London

Media and Communication

UCAS Code: P300

Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,C

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

D*D*

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

DMM

UCAS Tariff

112
94%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

3years

Full-time | 2018

Subject

Media and communication studies

From television and film to audio and mobile communication, modern life is being reshaped by the media and communication environment. It influences how we work, relax and relate to those around us. Our course takes you to the heart of this world.The course looks at the medias increasing reach and influence, providing you with the knowledge and skills to make sense of this dramatically and swiftly changing sector. Thanks to our close industry links, youll have the chance to undertake valuable work-based learning while on placement.We're proud that, based on recent research carried out by The Times, we're in the top seven courses in the country for media and communication. We like to think we're getting even better.As one of our students, Shaheen Abdouramane, says, The course is extremely broad and is adaptable to suit the path you wish to take, whether it's media production, cultural studies, gender, race, journalism, advertising or a mixture of all of them.The great thing is that the lecturers are enthusiastic about what they teach and the support is there if you need it.If you dont meet the entry requirements for the BA, you can study this course as an extended four-year course. You'll begin with a foundation year that will prepare you for a successful transition to the BA degree

Modules

Year 1:
Communication and Media Practice (core)
Media Production 1 (core)
Media and Cultural Theory (core)
Media: Past and Present (core)
Year 2:
Media Industries and Work (core)
Media Production 2 (core)
Culture, Communication and the Media (core)
Researching Audiences, Texts and Media Industries (core)
Year 3:
Media and Communication Dissertation OR Media Production 3: Media Production Dissertation Project (core)
Communication and Media Transformations (core)
Mobile Media, Promotion and Exhibition (option)
Public Relations, Promotion and Media (option)
Youth Cultures (option)
Promotional Culture and the Consumer (option)
European and World Cinema (option)

Assessment methods

We’ll assess you through a wide range of coursework including essays, reports, written projects and presentations and various kinds of production work.

There are no examinations on any core modules. We’ve designed our assessments carefully to of-fer engaging and appropriate choices of topics and tasks and to support you in developing your own specialist interests as you progress.

You’ll undertake an individual research or production project in your final year, which offers you the opportunity to develop your research and networking skills.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£11,880
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Docklands Campus

Department:

School of Arts and Digital Industries (ADI)

TEF rating:

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

77%
med
Media and communication studies

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Media studies

Teaching and learning

83%
Staff make the subject interesting
94%
Staff are good at explaining things
86%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
74%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

86%
Library resources
80%
IT resources
92%
Course specific equipment and facilities
76%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

89%
UK students
11%
International students
65%
Male students
35%
Female students
63%
2:1 or above
33%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
B
C

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Media studies

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£18,000
med
Average annual salary
84%
low
Employed or in further education
95%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

16%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
13%
Information technology and telecommunications professionals
11%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

Only a small number of students study courses within this catch-all subject area, so there isn't a lot of information available on what graduates do when they finish - bear that in mind when you look at any stats. Marketing and PR were the most likely jobs for graduates from these courses, but it's sensible to go on open days and talk to tutors about what you might expect from the course, and what previous graduates did.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Media and communication studies

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£15k

£15k

£19k

£19k

£22k

£22k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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